We decided to take Penny in to the Pediatrician, our appointment is at 2:30 (although if the fever breaks then we may cancel).
Anyway, just being able to call and make an appointment without having to worry about taking time off of work, copay costs, or one of the other hundred reasons that some families don't have access to healthcare makes me incredibly thankful that we are able to afford coverage for Penny. There are so many children without coverage - who lack preventative healthcare, whose parents can't afford to take them in unless it's for dire emergencies, or whose copays are so extraordinary that families have to make decisions about feeding themselves vs. seeing a doctor... it's really quite tragic.
It makes me all the more supportive of universal coverage, especially for children. Healthcare isn't a privilege, it's a right.
2 weeks ago